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About onlinelawdegree

St. Francis was founded in the heart of Silicon Valley, where new start-up companies, young entrepreneurs, and the world’s leading venture capital firms have created some of the world’s most innovative companies. St. Francis began when a group of entrepreneurs began lamenting the state of legal education and the fact that: * When most law students graduate, they are not armed with the skills they actually need to practice law and instead learn how to practice law during the first three years on the job, at the expense of clients. * Clients are beginning to refuse to pay for junior associates to get trained on the job; * Legal jobs and services are quickly being shifted overseas; * There are fewer “big law” jobs available; and * Law students are taking on huge amounts of debt in the hopes of obtaining “big law” jobs. We quickly realized that there is a growing demand for a different type of legal education and our mission is to provide it. At St. Francis, we emphasize the things students need to know to practice law, thereby supplying the legal market with graduates who have already gained exposure to a wide range of skills that most law graduates do not obtain until several years on the job.

Law School MOOCs

Could Free Online Law Courses be the Wave of the Future? If you’ve been following recent developments in the online education space, then you have likely heard of websites like Coursera and Udacity, which offer what are referred to as … Continue reading

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Top 3 Online Law School Advantages

In a recent article posted here, the deficiencies in law school curriculum were discussed.  The top 2 complaints were the fact that law school is expensive and most law schools don’t adequately train students.   Given such realities, attending a … Continue reading

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Online Juris Doctorate Curriculum

Some describe the online legal education changes as being “disruptive” and a new article published on the Harvard Business Review blog describes in more detail how online law schools such as St. Francis School of Law are able to deliver premier educational … Continue reading

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The Search for the Best Online Law School Programs

Given that ABA-approved law schools are disqualified from allowing student to take more than 12 credit hours through distance-education methods, it is safe to say that nearly all of the nation’s top law schools are prohibited from launching online JD … Continue reading

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Are Online Law Schools Keeping Pace?

Online Law School Curriculum Despite the fact that the legal field has seen revenues drop 10% at US law firms since 2008, law schools are still failing to provide educations that prepare their graduates for successful careers.  Law schools (both … Continue reading

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Is the Best Law School Available Online?

St. Francis School of Law—An Online Law School for Exceptional Students Each top law school has selective admissions procedures, a rigorous curriculum, and a dedicated student body –and St. Francis’ online law school is no different. In contrast to many traditional … Continue reading

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St. Francis School of Law Curriculum: Ahead of the Curve

Online Law School Curriculum At our recent Curriculum Development Committee, discussion abounded regarding one of the more interesting statistics to be included in the ABA’s  first report on law school curriculum to be released in 10 years:  The number of … Continue reading

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